Meet Our Letter Writers
January 14, 2007
Occupation: Student, city of Fresno staff.
Hobbies: When I am not working on household projects or running around with my German Shepherd, Maxie, I edit, produce and co-host San Joaquin Spotlight, a show about people in Fresno who are making it a better place. It airs on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to noon on KFSR 90.7. More information: http://www.kfsr.org.
Bee reader since: High school.
How many letters: 14 since 2005.
Favorite topics: City, state, national and world issues. I also admire and look forward to The Bee's "Political Notebook" section on Saturdays.
Why do you write? One thing I learned from working for former City Council Member Tom Boyajian is that people should voice opinions about issues that are dear to their hearts. Writing and reading editorials allows me to understand and respect the reasons people feel certain ways.
Excerpt from recent letter: "The veil has begun to lift and the time has come for the Turkish government to admit and apologize to the Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians for causing havoc and almost destroying the culture of these people who have been in existence for thousands of years."
Reaction to letters: My parents, family, teachers and instructors are proud of the fact that I am willing, at a young age, to openly express my beliefs.
Topic that doesn't get enough attention: Our overburdened court system. Judges, prosecutors and public defenders have huge case loads to get through.
Education: Central High School; California State University, Fresno (bachelor of science degree in criminology); San Joaquin College of Law, (juris doctorate in progress).
Family: Parents, brother, sister-in-law and sister.
Political philosophy: Conservative Republican.
-- Compiled by Pam Rowse
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